first_imgNewmethods of recruitment, measuring and assessing performance, successionplanning and testing competency are among the approaches organisations haveadopted. Other organisations have looked at the terms and conditions they canoffer staff and tailored them to attract the applicants they need. Newtechnology can often play an important role. If your team has developed strongapproaches to recruitment and retention you should be entering this award. FrazerJones Award for Innovation in Recruitment and Retention SponsorFrazer Jones wants to stress the importance of looking at recruitment beyondthe phase of hiring new staff. “Recruitment and retention is one of themost visible ways that HR can add value to an organisation,” says partnerMark Brewer. “In our view retention is as important as recruitmentalthough in many organisations less emphasis is put on it, which simply doesn’tmake sense. We see our business as not just hiring but enabling clients to keepthe best available talent.” Categorysponsor Has yourteam developed recruitment approaches that seek out the most talented staff andensure they stay with the organisation?Then why not enter this year’s PersonnelToday Awards? Inaddition, the company empowers its staff to provide an outstanding servicethrough first-class communication, an attentive and focused approach and highlyrelevant solutions. Frazer Jones is part of the SR Group, a global group ofrecruitment firms specialising in the tax, legal and management consultancymarkets. Previous Article Next Article With thecurrent backdrop of skills shortages and the war for talent, this award couldnot be more timely or important. It is designed to recognise innovativeapproaches in selection, recruitment and retention of employees. The judge willlook for an HR team that has adopted a clear approach to selecting employeesand developing, motivating and retaining them in line with strategicobjectives. center_img Personnel Today Awards 2001On 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Closingdate for entries: 15 June 2001 Related posts:No related photos. Entry forthe awards is free. Comments are closed. FrazerJones is a specialist recruitment consultancy working exclusively within the HRmarket, with offices in London, Leeds, Manchester and Sydney. Its philosophyhas always centred on developing and maintaining mature business partnershipswith clients. It consistently adopts the most progressive recruitment methodsand invests them with traditional values of honesty, commitment,professionalism and accountability.last_img read more

first_imgThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Grateful Dead‘s 1977 concert film The Grateful Dead Movie. In celebration, Deadheads will gather in cinemas nationwide for a fan meet up on April 20th for a very special Fathom Events screening.Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, The Grateful Dead Movie concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical.Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University. The Cornell showing comes in anticipation of the upcoming 11-disc box set Get Shown the Light – due to come out May 5, 2017.Additionally, the Meet-Up event will also screen exclusive clips from the Long Strange Trip documentary, which was debuted at Sundance and is set to hit Amazon TBD in May, 2017.“Grateful Dead fans across the country share a special connection with each other and with their favorite band,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said in a statement. “Gathering these dedicated fans together to experience exciting content from their favorite artists is at the core of what we do, and this event is a great example of that.”For information on tickets for the Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary celebration, head to the Fathom Events website. Watch the trailer below:[via Rolling Stone]last_img read more

first_imgOct 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Three people from the French island of Reunion who were exposed to birds during a recent visit to Thailand are suspected of having H5N1 avian influenza, and authorities are rushing samples to Paris for testing, according to a BBC News report.A 43-year-old man was hospitalized in Saint-Denis, capital of the Indian Ocean island, on Oct 22 with weakness, headache, and a cough, the BBC reported. One test for H5N1 was inconclusive, but a second test was positive for H5N1, Reuters news service reported. The story did not say which tests were used.The man was part of a group of 20 tourists who were in Thailand from Oct 12 to 19, Reuters reported. He and two fellow tourists suspected of having avian flu had close contact with birds at a park, the BBC said. Reuters said the other two people also were tested but results were not yet available.Even if the tests don’t show H5N1, the urgent response to the situation is representative of actions occurring worldwide as more countries try to manage and reduce the threat of the H5N1 virus to people and poultry.Elsewhere today:China has alerted the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to another poultry outbreak, this one in Wangtang village in Hunan Province, which is north west of Hong Kong, separated by Guangdong Province. The report says 545 chickens and ducks died and 2,487 were destroyed.Croatia has confirmed that the H5 flu found in dead swans there was indeed the lethal H5N1 strain.The United Kingdom has announced that a second parrot died of H5N1 in a private quarantine facility in Essex, according to the Times Online. Initial tests on 32 birds that died in quarantine before Oct 16 identified the H5 strain in some birds, according to Margaret Beckett, the Environment and Rural Affairs secretary in the United Kingdom. Taiwan’s representative to the United Kingdom sought an official report of the incident, because Britain has suggested that birds quarantined from Taiwan were the likely source of the virus, BBC reported. Taiwanese authorities deny that. The UK is contemplating a ban on some bird fairs, markets and shows, as well as new quarantine rules, the Times Online reported.Thailand informed the OIE of outbreaks in five villages in three different provinces between Oct 20 and 24, leading to more than 23,000 poultry deaths from illness or culling.Two migratory geese found in Neuwied in Germany are being tested for the virus, the Times Online reported. The BBC said they had tested positive for an H5 subtype and further tests were ongoing to determine the strain. German authorities also ordered that poultry be moved indoors and given only tap water to drink to cut the risk of exposure to migratory birds, which are thought to be transporting the virus, CBS News reported today.In West Bengal state in India, officials are investigating the deaths of 10 migratory birds. About 40 dead birds were found in one bird sanctuary in the last week, but the deaths might have been storm-related, according to a Reuters report today.Indonesia is investigating a spate of poultry deaths on Bali, the Jakarta Post said today. A local animal-health official suggested the chickens may have another poultry disease, which doesn’t spread to people. About 600,000 chickens were culled on Bali last year because of H5N1, the story added.The European Union (EU) has banned imports of captive live birds, but not poultry, BBC reported today. In the past 3 months, about 232,000 wild birds were imported there for resale, an EU official said. In addition, the European Food Safety Authority issued a statement saying there is no evidence that consumers risk contracting avian flu by eating properly cooked poultry and eggs.See also: CDC information on banned bird importshttp://www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/outbreaks/embargo.htmChina’s OIE report todayhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/China%20Follow-up%20report%20No5.pdfThailand’s OIE report yesterdayhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/Thailand%20Follow-up%20Report%20No74.pdfJan 21, 2005, CIDRAP News story on animal smuggling and quarantine issues in the USlast_img read more